The Faculty of Business Administration and Economics of the European University Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder) awards the academic degree of "Doktor der Wirtschaftswissenschaften" (abbreviated: Dr. rer. pol.) on the basis of a scientific paper (dissertation) and an oral examination (disputation).
The doctorate serves as proof of the ability to do in-depth work in business administration and economics. The doctoral procedure is carried out by the dean, the faculty board and the examination boards. The faculty board is responsible for the organizational and administrative conduct of doctoral matters. It appoints a PhD admission board.
Prerequisite for admission to the doctoral procedure are in principle:
- a completed diploma or master's degree in business administration and/or economics at a university or equivalent institution of higher education as well as at universities of applied sciences within the scope of the German Higher Education Framework Act (Hochschulrahmengesetz) and a final grade of at least "good" or
- a completed bachelor's degree in business administration and/or economics at a university or equivalent institution of higher education as well as at universities of applied sciences within the scope of the German Higher Education Framework Act (Hochschulrahmengesetz) with a final grade of "very good" and the successful completion of an aptitude assessment procedure at the Faculty of Business Administration and Economics.
For further regulations in connection with admission, please refer to the doctoral regulations (Promotionsordnung).
The application for admission to the doctorate must be addressed to the dean; the dean will forward the application to the PhD admission board.
Within the framework of the doctorate, participation in courses of the doctoral program of the Faculty of Business Administration and Economics amounting to 10 ECTS credits is required. The selection of courses is made in consultation with the supervisor. Please refer to the course catalog below for courses that can basically be credited. Furthermore, three presentations in the doctoral seminar or at scientific conferences are obligatory within the framework of the doctorate..
The times and rooms of the current courses for Doctral students / PhD are published in viaCampus.